Kiwi Driver Wins Five-Year Battle With Police

As if getting thwacked by a speeding police van wasn't bad enough, Steve Brown of Auckland, New Zealand was charged with careless driving despite making a legal maneuver. The police investigated and initially offered to just forget the whole thing, admitting there was no blame, but he was eventually fined for poor driving. Not content to let his clear driving record get besmirched, Brown spent half a decade and thousands of dollars defending himself in court.

Though the High Court finally ruled in his favor, clearing his record and requiring the police to cover some of his costs, Brown is planning to complain to the Police Complaints Authority. Seriously, do not try and get anything past this guy.[NZ Herald]